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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014

Davis to Announce Bid for Governor

Davis to Announce Bid for Governor

When Wendy Davis walks into the coliseum where she received her high school diploma on Thursday to announce a bid to become Texas governor, she will also walk onto a national stage from which she'll call...

Monday, Sep 30, 2013

Big Week Ahead For Wendy Davis

Big Week Ahead For Wendy Davis

Fort Worth Democrat and political rising star Wendy Davis talks to conference days before announcement, possibly to run for Texas Governor.

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013

Gov. Perry: Stop Obamacare But Not The Government

Gov. Perry: Stop Obamacare But Not The Government

Perry: federal health care law has failed but he doesn't want to shut down the government to stop it.

Sunday, Sep 8, 2013

Texas Lawmakers Showered With Free Football Tickets

Texas Lawmakers Showered With Free Football Tickets

Lawmakers given free Cowboys and college football tickets.

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Republican To Challenge Dallas DA Craig Watkins

Republican To Challenge Dallas DA Craig Watkins

Embattled Dallas DA Watkins draws 2014 Republican challenger.

Monday, Apr 29, 2013

Early Voting Begins for May 11 Elections

Early Voting Begins for May 11 Elections

Early voting in person begins Monday for the May 11 elections. Citizens have until May 7 to vote early.

Monday, Mar 18, 2013

Texas Lawmakers May Cut Perry's Power

Texas Lawmakers May Cut Perry's Power

One state bill under consideration seeks to impose a two-term limit.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

Perry to Address Conservative Policy Gathering

Perry to Address Conservative Policy Gathering

Gov. Rick Perry is delivering the keynote address at an annual policy orientation organized by a leading state conservative think tank.

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013

Ted Cruz to be Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Texas

Ted Cruz to be Sworn in as U.S. Senator from Texas

Tea party favorite Ted Cruz will be sworn in Thursday as the first Hispanic to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.

Monday, Dec 17, 2012

Perry to Speak at NRH Tea Party Meeting

Perry to Speak at NRH Tea Party Meeting

Gov. Rick Perry is to speak at a North Texas tea party event Monday, trying to shore up that base as he mulls another run for governor and possibly a second presidential run.

Top Stories
Cochran Found Guilty in Murder of Zoe Hastings
Cochran Found Guilty in Murder of Zoe Hastings

After deliberations stretched into Saturday, a Dallas County jury found Antonio Cochran guilty of the murder of 18-year-old Zoe Hastings.

Women's Marches Hit the Streets of Dallas, Fort Worth
Women's Marches Hit the Streets of Dallas, Fort Worth

Last January, women marched through cities across the country to bring attention to gender issues. And on Saturday, they marched again.

Man Falls Down Ravine, Breaks Leg Running from Deputies
Man Falls Down Ravine, Breaks Leg Running from Deputies

A man had to be rescued after he fell down a ravine running from sheriff's deputies Saturday morning.

Driver in Custody After Pursuit Ends in Plano Crash: Police
Driver in Custody After Pursuit Ends in Plano Crash: Police

A 30-year-old Collin County man is in custody after police say he led officers on a pursuit Friday afternoon that ended in a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus.

GOP, Dems Show No Signs of Retreat in Shutdown's First Day
GOP, Dems Show No Signs of Retreat in Shutdown's First Day

Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session...

Fort Worth Woman Last Seen With Suspected Killer Is Missing
Fort Worth Woman Last Seen With Suspected Killer Is Missing

A Fort Worth woman is missing, and her family says she was last seen with a man suspected of murder.